By Beth Anne Spacht
March 2, 2017
Guest Post by Erica Riesbeck, Senior Assistant Director of Admission
The college admission process offers a plethora of application options: Rolling, Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Single-Choice Early Action, Early Decision, sometimes Early Decision I and Early Decision II, and Regular Decision. There are also scholarship deadlines and priority deadlines, and don’t forget separate deadlines for financial aid forms such as the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Are you tired just reading about the many options? Be prepared. You are going to need a lot of organizational tools.
Richmond is excited to announce that we are offering Early Action (EA) for the 2017-18 admission cycle. This opens up a completely new timeline for you. Apply by November 1 under the Early Action plan and hear back by mid-January. It’s non-binding, so you will still have until May 1 to enroll.
That means you will have three options – Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision. Here is the quick breakdown of each decision plan.
Scholarship alert: no matter which plan you apply under, make sure your application is on file no later than December 1 if you want to be considered for the Richmond Scholars Program, our most prestigious merit scholarship.
Pick the decision plan that is best for you. If you aren’t sure, talk to your guidance counselor and your admission representative. To EA or not to EA? Maybe. Let’s start talking about your options.
Senior Assistant Director of Admission
A Richmond alumnus (Class of 2007), Tom has been working and blogging for the Office of Admission since he graduated. He loves his alma mater and the city that shares its name.
Beth Anne Spacht
Assistant Director of Admission
Beth Anne was a double major at Richmond (English and Latin American & Iberian Studies) and now enjoys helping prospective students discover the best of her alma mater.
The University of Richmond is a highly ranked liberal arts university offering an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education. The university is consistently named a best value in higher education by leading publications.